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General Information on Secnidazole

Generic Name : Secnidazole

Latest prescription information about Secnidazole. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiretroviral Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Secnidazole

India : 

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International : 

Ambese, Amebin, Amecdal, Bianos, Daksol, Deprozol, Ecuzol, Esnidazol, Fazol, Flagentyl, Gisistin, Gynerium, Italnidazol, Maxidazol, Minovag, Pazidol, Raserdazol, Sabima, Secdazol, Secnichem, Secnidal, Secnidazol Calox, Secnidazol Genfar, Secnidazol MK, Secnihexal, Secnivax, Seczol, Strebenzol, Tagera Forte, Unidazol, Xamex, Yardel

Other Name(s) of Secnidazole

Secnidazolum, Secnidazol.

Why is Secnidazole Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antiamoebic agent, prescribed for giardiasis and amoebiasis.  

When should Secnidazole not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Secnidazole?

Adult: PO- Invasive amoebiasis- The recommended dose is 1.5 g/day for 5 days. Amoebiasis; Giardiasis; Trichomoniasis Single dose of 2 gm.

How should Secnidazole be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Secnidazole?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of blood disorder.
Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Secnidazole?

  Gastrointestinal: Nausea, mouth ulcer and stomach pain.
  Miscellaneous: Hives, rashes and decreased white blood cell counts.

What are the other precautions for Secnidazole?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Secnidazole?

Store it at room temperature.

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Sannagul 

this site gives open information, ease of access, which is even not available in recommended books.. like secnidazole is not mention in lipincot.katzung .

ema6530 

if secnidazol used in amoebic dysentery

Njide 

I react to metronidazole by having hives,so the dosage was stopped.
Now I was asked to take secnidazole, is it possible that I will react to it too?

renee77 

what will happen if i take the tablet while breastfeeding. what will happen to my baby

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